Riley Cooper to get the start if Jeremy Maclin can't play - [Full Article]

Who will replace injured No. 1 receiver Jeremy Maclin (shoulder, hamstring) Sunday night vs. the Giants if Maclin can't go?

Riley Cooper.

Who, in nine games, has zero catches.

That's how much the Eagles think of their big, second-year wideout. Cooper is 6-3, 222 pounds and, while he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds at the NFL combine, had hit 4.4 in college at Florida.

There, as a senior, Cooper caught 51 passes for 961 yards and nine touchdowns as Tim Tebow's roommate and favorite wide receiver. The Eagles snagged Cooper in the fifth round of the 2010 draft, and he was active for 13 games. He caught seven passes for 116 yards and a touchdown.

Incredibly, even playing on the No. 3 offense in the NFL, Cooper has no catches this season.

"I have a lot to learn," Cooper admitted. "I have a lot of potential. It always helps when you're with your coaches that you're playing for. And not being here, not being able to talk to the coaches for 6 months during the lockout, it really hurt."

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